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  Sighting 1160924

Edwards' Fritillary
Speyeria edwardsii

Observation date: June 03, 2018
Submitted by: A_baldini
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Time: 10:30 a.m. General Weather Conditions: Cool morning with a significant breeze, mostly sunny. Observation Notes: Next to the Field Crescents, this was the most common butterfly at Coyote Ridge, from the very start of the trail all the way up into the foothills. I did not observe any violets the entire day; however, they probably just weren’t in bloom. I highly doubt this many Coronis Fritillaries would be found at this low elevation, so I’m going with Edwards’.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: July 05, 2018
Coordinator notes: You are correct in your ID. The border on the wings above on Edwards Fritillary are nearly solid black, sometimes there is some light opening but not much. On Coronis, this margin has definite open spaces colored like the dominate color of the orangish ground. Mike
Checklist region(s): Larimer County, United States, Colorado